All companies in the oil and gas sector finished in positive territory on Tuesday, while some of the major commodity players outperforming.
Shares of BHP Billiton shot up to close 5.5 percent higher, despite the mining giant posting an 86 percent plunge in net profit for the year ending June 30. However, the company did say it was confident in the long-term commodity demand.
Antofagasta, the London-listed Chilean copper producer, did even better, with shares closing up 8.7 percent. The company reported core earnings down 49 percent in the first half of the year, hit by weak metals prices, but said it was targeting $160 million of savings in 2015.